This tag is for questions about using timers in code to make things happen in a certain order or for gathering amount of time elapsed.

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Multithreaded HiLo game

For my CS class I have to write a HiLo game using multithreading. I am brand new to multithreading and not sure how to best implement it. The program below works, but I am wondering if there is a ...
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Executing a task at a particular time in the morning using ScheduledExecutorService

I have a task which I need to run every 6 in the morning. I have the below code which does the job and uses ScheduledExecutorService. ...
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How to send an email every half an hour if certain condition is met during that period?

I have my below method which will be called every one minute from the background thread. In my below code, if my unauthorizedCount and ...
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JavaScript / jQuery stopwatch

Just as a learning exercise, I set out making a stopwatch without looking up how to do it etc. I know it will have been done many times before. I'm just looking for some feedback on what I should do ...
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Better method of a timer in Python

I am currently using: ...
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Finding the closest value in a collection in a game-server plugin implementation

I have an array of a instances of an enum type. A random double variable is initialized with a value between 0.... to 1, and should be used to get the closest ...
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Updating the UI with a timer - code intended to help teach

I thought it would be helpful to put together an example of what I'm talking about in the second part of my answer to this stackoverflow question. The idea is that there's some data that is updated ...
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Pausing a SwingWorker with a Timer

I made a SwingWorker which is fetching tweets using the twitter4j API. The twitter API will allow 180 queries every 15 minutes, and then throw an exception with ...
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Exception handling for HTTP request timer

This method is used to check a URL and return the time it takes to check and the HTTP status code: ...
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Simple web alarm clock

I decided to strengthen my "vanilla JavaScript" skills since I've lately been getting more into jQuery and just discovered the potential of node.js. As a result, I decided to make a basic alarm clock ...
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Rewrote my benchmark/timer library

I created a timer library called PHPBenchTime a few years ago, and decided to rewrite it last week. This new version is meant to add in missing functionality (pause/unpause) as well as expand on the ...
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Stopwatch template

It's often useful to be able to time code, for instance, to evaluate alternative approaches to the same problem. Because this is a thing I use frequently, I have created this Stopwatch templated ...
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How can I make this userform timer faster?

I have a userform that displays a goal time for workers to shoot for when completing a task. It also has a stopwatch on it that is controlled by a start, stop, and reset button on the userform. If the ...
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Inefficient Stopwatch - revised

This is my revised code of Stopwatch: ...
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Inefficient Stopwatch

I have just finished a simple GUI stopwatch, but some of its code looks like it needs replacing. This is the code: Clock class (extends Thread): ...
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Winforms Graphical Timer Control

This is a Graphical Timer control I made for C# Winforms, which taught me quite a bit (it is my first Custom Control). The code below is a fully working application with the Graphical Timer, some ...
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Basic timer from one minute to 0

I'm a beginner in JavaScript and I am sure that there is a better way to do it (basic one minute timer from 01:00 to 00:00 running from pageload): JSFiddle ...
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Simple timer class for game model

I have a simple strategy game, and I implemented a simple counter object to count down a number whenever the game ticks. I have heard about something called NSTimer but I haven't messed with it at ...
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Schedule Global Task by using static System.Timers

I'm using System.Timers to schedule tasks. I find this working, but I'm not quite sure if it's ok to do it this way. ...
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Program to shutdown computer after a certain time

I'm trying to make a program that will shutdown my computer after a certain time that I will input via GUI. I'm wondering if I did it the correct way. Also, will this slow down my computer while it ...
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Iterate through series of timers

I wrote a short program for my exercise routine. It takes a JSON array of exercise names and duration (seconds) and puts it on the screen. The JSON looks like this: ...
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Measuring Execution Times

I was wondering which time.time() of from datetime import timedelta was the quickest and best way to find how long a programme ...
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Does this code actually give a valid representation of how quick a system is?

So I wrote this code a while ago as a way of seeing how many times it could compute a simple sum in a second (one tick). I was wondering if this gives me valid results or is in fact giving me bogus ...
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Touchless lightswitch with Raspberry Pi

I am currently developing a touchless lightswitch via a Raspberry Pi, an ultrasonic module and a nice radio module. However, I am quite a beginner in Python and it was a hard time (at least for me) ...
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Countdown Code: 'League of Legends'

I have written some code to track buffs as a side addition to the popular game League of Legends. My code is incredibly repetitive and I also have the issue of not being able to track multiple buffs, ...
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Is this timer efficient?

I found myself writing code to run at a specified frequency more than once, so I decided to make this simple timer. My main concern is that this is not the most efficient way of doing this since with ...
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Learning using Neural Network

This is my code for MLP backpropagation. ...
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Timer utilizing std::future

I have a Timer class executing a function in a specified interval: ...
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Utility object for setTimeout

I was using setTimeouts for a project where a callback will be called after a duration, but the user has the options of extending, pausing or stopping the timeout. I felt using the default setTimeout ...
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Auto change page title while bookmarking a page

Here is what I'm trying: Please review the code: ...
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Simple Multithread Timer

This is a very basic timer that can support multithreading with std::thread and std::chrono. The timer has the classic ...
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Portable periodic/one-shot timer implementation

I have implemented a class that provides portable one-shot or periodic timers. The API provides a way to schedule one or more timer callbacks to fire some number of milliseconds in the future, and ...
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Java GUI code with Swing Timer

I have the following questions for the below code: Is there a simpler implementation of an on-screen counter? I made CountTimer inner class since it's tightly ...
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Countdown timer

Being new to raw JavaScript, intervals and times this was not the easiest script to come up with, and thus, although it seems to be working as I want it too the code looks very clunky. The timer ...
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Executing method on a certain interval + offset

I would like to execute a certain method at a given interval. The reason why I can't use a timer + its event handler right away is because I want to add an offset to each tick (100ms in my example ...
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Listening for values changed by the memory

I'm fetching some values from the memory. I would like to create some custom events that I can listen to for each value. Since there are no existing events regarding memory changes, I've decided to go ...
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Time of day based timer - run function at certain time, daily

I need to call a function exactly at certain hour, daily, my programs runs 24/7. I wrote the following timer mechanism, which generally works that way: Calculate time until hour and generate timer ...
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Is this kitchen timer code pythonic?

I've been doing bits and bobs with Python for a few years, but I've never took the time to get feedback on what's pythonic and what's not. In the interest of collaborating more with Python ...
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Timer factory fn optimization

I use this Timer function quite a bit lately for all sorts of stuff, and would appreciate if someone could review/analize/criticize/verify and, of course, suggest things I can do to optimize it for ...
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Ping and write the status of a timer on a GUI thread

I am running a timer for updating some of my operations, such as buffers. But I also want ping to be added. It is added, but I think it can be improved. This is because I think it's running on the ...
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Timing analysis of many test cases in Python

I am learning about timing analysis in Python. I used time module before it was pointed out that timeit module would be better ...
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Timed requests and parsing JSON in Python

I wrote this tiny script to pull the JSON feed from the CitiBike website: ...
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Opinions/Improvements on a run periodically/timer function in Python 2.7

I'm looking for some opinions on this bit of code that I wrote and if there are any ways it can be improved. The scripts aim is to run the function runme() every 60 seconds with a random interval ...
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File/folder watcher Windows service

I am developing a C# Windows service that will always watch different folders/files and DB query results on different time intervals. There can be dozens of watchers each watching a specific file or ...
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How to make this ping test with timer more efficient?

I wrote a small ducktaped VBA script which pings servers every 15 mins or so. If a server's status is anything other than "Alive", the server and timestamp is written to another worksheet called ...
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Java - Is this the correct implementation of a timer/timertask to destroy a process that overruns a defined time limit

I was wondering if this is the correct implementation of a times task to destroy a thread after it overruns a predefined time period: it works by creating a getting the thread from ...
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Timer Tick Event only to execute at specific time

I have a timer that is only supposed to tick between x and x on weekdays. I have used the following implementation. ...
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Managing a stopwatch mobile app

I'm using the following pattern in my mobile app. The code snippet below manages a stopwatch. Is there a way to simplify the code for better readability and probably getting away from needing to use ...